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  Edinburgh Interactive gearing up for 10th anniversary! GREE, CloudMade, Flurry, Tapjoy, Ian Livingstone, Playniac & BAFTA confirmed! Venue and FREE public day details announced!
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]

20 th March 2012 - London, United Kingdom – Edinburgh Interactive is pleased to announce its first round of speakers for this year’s 10 th anniversary event; being held once again at The Radisson Blu Hotel on the Royal Mile. 

With more than 500,000 games and applications on Android, iPhone and other devices, players and developers both need a way to find each other. Kyoko Matsushita, GREE’s European Business Development and Developer Relations Lead will join Flurry’s European Managing Director, Richard Firminger; CloudMade’s VP of Community, Christopher Peterson and Tapjoys European MD, Paul Bowen, to speak at Edinburgh Interactive this year on ‘Getting Above the Noise’, discussing how their global networks and tools for games entice and entertain, as well as make money through advertising, promotion and virtual currency.  Matt Rothman, Managing Partner at Hemisphere Capital will chair the session.

Ian Livingstone will lead a Skills & Education panel and will also be talking about the publication of his new Fighting Fantasy book Blood of the Zombies - 30 years after the publication of The Warlock of Firetop Mountain in August 1982.

Edinburgh Interactive will also run a dedicated FREE public day on Saturday 11 th August, also held at the Radisson Blu Hotel. Playniac’s Rob Davis and BAFTA are confirmed.  BAFTA will run their legendary Young Game Designers workshop for 11-16 year olds and Rob Davis will be running his live "game about game design"  Cat On Yer Head.  Ian Livingstone will also run a public session on his new book, as well as a signing.

You can get your Early Bird ticket NOW for £175 + VAT (Standard rate £229 + VAT) booked via the website, click on book tickets. Early Bird ends on 31 st March. Reduced rates available for Scottish Developers; please see website for details.

You can also now reserve your accommodation at the Radisson Blu Hotel.  Please call the Radisson Hotel after you have registered and received the discount code on +44 (0) 131 557 9797 to receive the special rate of £235 (single occupancy), £250 (double occupancy), inclusive of VAT and full Scottish Breakfast. Rates are guaranteed until 13 th June, subject to availability.

Edinburgh Interactive also has a variety of rooms at different rates held at other city centre hotels nearby.  Please go to the website accommodation page for prices and booking details.

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For all enquiries, please contact Alexa Turness, Edinburgh Interactive Event Director on +44 (0) 207 534 0580 or by email, [email protected].

About Edinburgh Interactive

In the energy charged setting of the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe, EIF will continue with its tenth year with a successful eclectic mix of presentations and debates relating to emerging trends and future gazing at the world of interactive media and entertainment.

Edinburgh Interactive exists to explore and celebrate the social, creative and cultural building blocks of the interactive entertainment and media sectors.  Edinburgh Interactive does this with both a conference and a series of public events focusing on the skills and creativity of those working in the industry and the strong tradition of Scottish innovation. The event has consistently kept its agenda ahead of the game!